Men’s tennis captures win No. 5

Carl Hedstrom

Carl Hedstrom won his singles match Saturday. Photo: Steve Woltmann

By Citlali Cuevas —

The men’s tennis team (5-6) hosted Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (3-14) Saturday and collecting its fifth win of the season, 4-3.

“It was the best doubles we’ve played this spring,” head coach Hans Neufeld said.

In the No. 1 singles spot, Carl Hedstrom defeat ed Jac Newis, 7-6 (9), 6-2. Mitch Granger collected his second consecutive singles win of dual play at the No. 4 spot with a 6-2, 7-6 (6) victory over Marcus Nalley. Max Cederkall pushed his match to three sets, defeating his opponent, 6-4, 2-5, 6-3 at the No. 6 position.

Christopher Cole (6-3, 6-2), Andy Page (6-3, 6-1) and Marcelo Dib (6-2, 7-6) dropped their sets. Dib leads the squad with eight singles wins in dual play.

Granger and Cole put UIC ahead in doubles competition with a 6-1 win at the No. 1 spot. Nate Campanile and Hedstrom secured the doubles point for the Flames after downing David Beasley and Akshay Verm, 6-3.

Dib and Page teamed up at the No. 3 spot with a decisive win over Patrick McAuley and Matt Moe, 6-2.

The Flames return to action at 5 p.m. Saturday at Nebraska-Omaha.

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